Angioleiomyoma is a benign mesenchymal neoplasm composed of smooth muscle cells and thick-walled vessels. It is usually found in the skin of the lower extremities. Angioleiomyoma is a very rare tumor among the ever-expanding repertoire of growth variants described in benign uterine leiomyoma. More rare is a solitary tumor of the broad ligament. Thus angioleiomyoma of the broad ligament is an extremely rare benign tumor of the female pelvis. In this report a 52-year-old woman with a one-year history of abdominal pain was admitted to our hospital. Gynaecological and ultrasonography exams showed a large mass with increased vascularization in the right adnexal region. The patient underwent total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. The site of the benign mass was the left broad ligament of the uterus. On pathologic examination of the specimen, the tumor was diagnosed as angioleiomyoma. We present a case of angioleiomyoma of the broad ligament because of its extreme rarity and the large size of the tumor.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- Broad ligament
- Female tumors
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology